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Not ready to hang ’em up? Selanne considering return to Jokerit

Jul 30, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

Teemu Selanne of Finland (8) takes a victory lap around the ice with his medal after he men's bronze medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Finland defeated the United States 5-0. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) AP

Teemu Selanne’s NHL career may be over, but does the 44-year-old still have one more season left as a professional hockey player?

Selanne is apparently considering a return to the team of his youth, Finnish squad Jokerit. He says he’ll make a decision on that in the next three weeks.

Jokerit is making its KHL debut next season.

Chicago’s Teuvo Teravainen played for the Helsinki-based club before coming to the NHL.


  1. lowenni - Jul 30, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Of course, the Finnish Flash is never done!! Love his passion for the game and fire to keep playing. I do think it’s time to hang it up in the NHL, but it would be awesome to see him return to his roots in Jokerit and I bet he would light it up over there. Best of luck to Teemu whatever he chooses, one of the classiest guys to ever play the game, I don’t know many athletes who are as universally liked in their sport as he is.

  2. bsaures - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    If he wants to keep playing this makes more sense than playing in the nhl. He can play at home some very good hockey with fewer games in a less physical league. It also is great for jokerit as they get one of the best ever to play on their team which alone will boost ticket sales and merchandise. Even at his Age he can still be a impact player. Either way great player great career and one of the best ambassadors of the game all time

  3. esracerx46 - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    LOL. As a Chicago fan I don’t mind…But was the Teravainen reference needed?

    • bsaures - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:48 PM


    • sheckyrimshot - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:48 PM

      if i was a journalist, i’d give myself as much practice writing that name as possible

  4. nicofthenorthstar - Jul 30, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    Cheers to that lowenni.

  5. bigbadbruins77 - Jul 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    That would be so cool. Might have to pick up a jersey :) go flash go.

  6. areaman714 - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Would be a nice bookend to a brilliant career!

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